地道的英语用法集锦三

地道的英语用法集锦三 在国外,某些特定的场合或者特定的时间点会有不同的表达你知道吗?   1. 对话常见表达,…

地道的英语用法集锦三

在国外,某些特定的场合或者特定的时间点会有不同的表达你知道吗?

  1. 对话常见表达,适用于特定场合。

在宾馆/图书馆/售票处/电话客服等办事结束后,经常会听到一句Youre all set. 听到这句话就知道事儿已办妥可以拎着东西走了。如果不知道自己的事儿是不是弄好了,而对方又专心致志作敲键盘状时,可以问一句Am I all set?

2. At some point

这个表达非常好用,可以表示过去某时刻,也可以表示将来某时刻。

-At some point I decided she was no longer my friend. (表示之前某时刻)

-Do you want me to add that information in the document?

-No. But at some point we will need that. (表示将来某时刻,比in the future明显更适用)

3. Comfort

Comfort的意思大家都懂,就是舒服、舒适、爽。在老美的口语表达中,这个词可以使用的语境实在是多。

-If no support was provided, we should perform audit steps to obtain comfort that the item was appropriately included. (这里意译过来应该是“确保”,意思等同于make sure)可见comfortable这种状态,不一定是躺在沙发上全身放松,还可以是生活工作中每一个细小的,让你呼吸平稳,心跳规律的状态。

4. Thing

除了“事物”之意外,在口语中还有以下常见用法:

-I think he has a thing for you. (就是中文里“他对你有意思”的意思)

-Being funny is Chandlers thing and Rosss thing is getting divorced. (来自《老友记》,这里thing不好翻译,可以理解为“某人最显著的特质”,即让别人想到你就联想起来的东西。)

5. Have/get your back

意为“罩着你”、“挺你”或者“有我在”。

-If you ever need help, just ask. You know I have your back.

-Just go ahead. Dont worry. I got your back.

6. In the middle of nowhere

意为“荒郊野外”。

-Bree once dropped her teenage son in the middle of nowhere.

7. Walk through

虽然这个词组里有walk这个动词,但是通常和行走没有太大关系。可以理解为“过一遍”。

-Could you walk me through the process so I can get a better understanding of your business?

8. Doesnt hurt to do something

意为“做什么事有好处/不会有坏处”。

-It doest hurt to take a look of what youve done and see if it could be improved.

9. You might wanna/you dont wanna

这可以是给别人建议做某事/别做某事时使用的短语。

-You might wanna have a cup of water at hand in case that food is too spicy.

-You dont wanna call her in the middle of the night. You dont know how grumpy she could be.

10. Can use some

意为“正需要”。

-After a long week, I can really use some rest.

-That shirt is too flashy.

-You can use some flash.

11. At the end of the day

意为“到头来”,“到最后”,“最终”,并不是“一天的最后”。

-They all said they would help me, but at the end of the day nobody did.

12. The last thing I wanna do

可不是“最后一件想做的事”,而是“最不想做的事”。

-The last thing I wanna do is hurting your brother.

(来自《老友记》Rachel对Monica说她不会伤害Ross)

13. Be my guest

这个表达可不是邀请对方做客,而是在对方提出要做某件事的时候给出允许。

-Can I have the last piece of cake?

-Sure! Be my guest.

14. Gut

直译过来是“肚子”,但在英语里面有“直觉”之意。

-I dont know how to decide.

-Well, what does your gut tell you?

有时又指“胆量”。

-I hate that guy! I want to punch him in the face!

-You dont have the guts.

15. It works

这个表达在日常口语中实在太常见了。在国内时work往往指工作,但在英语中更像是说某件事“有效运行”。

-I dont understand how polygamy works.

-We tried a new model and it worked!

16. Buy that

除了“买它”的直译外,还有“相信一个说法”的意思。来看例句理解吧:

-He said he didnt do it but I dont buy it.

-She told me she missed our date because she had to work.

-Thats so made up! I cant believe you bought it.

17. Table

几个和table有关的表达:Bring to the table和On/Off the table。

Bring to the table指“带来的好处”:

-Do you have any advice for me on the interview?

-Just be yourself and talk what you can bring to the table with all the experience you have.

On the table指“考虑的”,相应的,Off the table指“不作考虑的”:

-The proposed new bill will soon be on the table in Parliament.

大家在交流的时候一定要用上呀,每句话都能提升你的交流水平。

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